To save our cities, it’s time to create better neighborhoods where people will want to spend their time — instead of building ever bigger high-rise office buildings.
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Where governments have embraced such things as “urban growth boundaries” and greenbelts that restrict new housing on the fringe, expensive housing is the result.
Over five millennia, cities have demonstrated their essential resiliency. They now are transforming to a pattern based on digital commuting.
The real American divide is between the extremists of both parties and the moderate, pragmatic policy preferences of the average American.
by Joel Kotkin — Today the world’s great cities, such as New York or London, face dramatically changed conditions, notably the rise of remote work, fears from the pandemic, and rising crime.
by Joel Kotkin — As the U.S. population increasingly moves to suburbia, these shifts in population are rewriting the present and future political map.
by Joel Kotkin — Will the woke policies of a Biden administration translate to better lives for minorities? History suggests they could be a disaster.
by Joel Kotkin — As the Biden administration settles in and begins to formulate its agenda, progressive pundits, politicians, and activists point to California as a role model for national policy. If the administration listens to them, it would prove a disaster for America’s already-beleaguered middle and working classes.
Even if Trump is somehow reelected, the wielders of power and influence — will remain deep blue for the foreseeable future. However, progressive policies are failing the working class and minorities they purport to help.
by Joel Kotkin — American politics is increasingly about dueling geographies. Today’s Democrats base is mostly urban, while the Republican base is rural and exurban—but suburbia will decide the 2020 election.
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